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Rozo Systems Appoints Philippe Nicolas and Eric Friis to Board of Advisors

Storage Industry Veterans Bring Deep Storage Market Knowledge

SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA, October 05, 2015 — Rozo Systems, a leading provider of software-defined scale-out NAS storage solutions, announced today the appointment of storage industry veterans Philippe Nicolas and Eric Friis to its board of advisors. Nicolas and Friis bring to Rozo Systems a wealth of experience advising high-growth companies in rapidly expanding markets.

Philippe Nicolas joins the Rozo Systems advisory board after a four-year tenure at Scality, an object storage vendor, as product and industry strategist. He was instrumental in driving product development, market adoption and company visibility. Previously he spent many years at Brocade, Symantec, Veritas Software, SGI and Compaq. Nicolas was also active in various industry body associations such as SNIA, ODCA, OCP and OpenStack, participating in the development and adoption of standards. He is currently member of the board of advisors at Guardtime and Solix Technologies.

Eric Friis is a proven enterprise sales leader experienced in building and leading high performance sales, business development, services and support teams. He is a start-up specialist who excels in establishing early momentum, from launching and funding companies to closing key contracts that represent foundational milestones for the company and its market share. Eric was a key contributor in the start-up phases of Maginatics, Cleversafe, Maxiscale and NextiraOne.

“We’re glad that Philippe and Eric accepted to join Rozo Systems advisory board, both have a strong reputation and deep knowledge of the software-defined scale-out NAS storage market,” said Pierre Evenou, Rozo Systems’ CEO. “We chose them because they will guide Rozo in the rapidly emerging opportunity for its unique high-performance distributed file storage solution based on patented erasure coding.”

About Rozo Systems
Rozo Systems is a leading provider of software-defined scale-out NAS storage solutions. Its RozoFS product delivers real-time performance, high resiliency and low cost for petabytes multi-user storage systems. The core of its patented technology is a unique erasure coding algorithm with unmatched performance. It runs on any standard x86 servers powered by Linux.

To achieve this mission, Rozo Systems benefits from an experienced team that combines talents from the high-tech industry and research labs, and from the support of its investment partners Nestadio Capital and Ouest Angels Capital. The company is headquartered in Nantes, France with a US office in San Mateo, California. For more information, visit or email


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